[Samba] 4.6.16 on CentOS 6: network browsing doesn't work

Roy Eastwood spindles7 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 12:50:22 UTC 2018

> -----Original Message-----
> From: samba [mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of Rowland
> Penny via samba
> Sent: 18 September 2018 13:09
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: Re: [Samba] 4.6.16 on CentOS 6: network browsing doesn't work
> On Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:22:02 +0100 (BST)
> Tom Yates via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:
> > I've got a Samba DC installation that doesn't show a browse list to
> > any clients on the network, which means point-and-click navigation of
> > the network doesn't work.  File sharing works just fine, as does
> > joining computers to the domain, login authentication, etc.  It's
> > just the ability to browse lists of other machines on the network
> > that doesn't work: clients see nothing.
> You better get used to this, you need SMB1 for browsing and it is not
> the default any more. Microsoft has turned it off in win10 and whilst
> you can turn it back on, if it isn't used for some time, it gets turned
> off again.
> Rowland

Windows 10 (and earlier versions) now use the Function Discovery Provider Host and Function Discovery Resource Publication services for network browsing which uses the WS-DISCOVERY protocol.  Unfortunately this doesn't work with samba.    Are there any plans for samba to support the WS-DISCOVERY protocol for network browsing now that SMB1 is effectively not available any more?


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